Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicHealthcare in India

Topic: Healthcare in India

Only 198 accredited labs in 555 govt medical colleges — study finds big India health loophole

Study by researchers from PGIMER-Chandigarh, Government Medical College Baramati, and Manipal Hospital Yeshwanthpur Bangalore. It was published in Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

Virtual clinics for mental health, nutrition — why hospital chain has taken metaverse plunge

Yashoda Hospitals Group has set up an information centre in the space it bought on metaverse platform Decentraland, and expects patient services to be ready by next year.

SubscriberWrites: Time for Indian government to re-think healthcare policy reforms

There is a need to convert the massive healthcare demand into tangible job opportunities for students, especially post the Ukraine evacuation of Indian students, writes Shakti Singh.

Who’s stopping an Indian Medical Service? The govt — it thinks IAS officers are enough

Currently, IAS officers are in charge of a district's issues, and their education excludes medical knowledge. It's why we need an IMS.

No income bar, free OPD — why Odisha says its health insurance scheme trumps Ayushman Bharat

Odisha hasn’t implemented Modi govt’s Ayushman Bharat, claiming the homegrown Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) is better. ThePrint travelled across the state to find out how it works.

Here’s the answer for those dreaming of beating Narendra Modi. And it’s beyond any question

India, under the leadership of PM Modi, has emerged as one of the most powerful nations. From defence to dignity — there's been progress on all fronts.

India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive has a ‘missing women’ problem. It needs to be addressed

Financial independence, changing mindsets, equal opportunities, and breaking social barriers are key to getting more women vaccinated in India.

Financial burden of child births is rising in India – even in free public health facilities

ISEC Bangalore researchers studied NFHS data to find that out-of-pocket expenditure for a normal delivery at a public facility is higher for rural households (Rs 5,368) than urban (Rs 4,330).

Why India can’t figure out what a third wave of Covid will look like

The stuttering vaccination program and a lack of clarity on how & where the second wave was virulent are making it difficult to figure out what a third will look like.

Private sector filled the gap in health that govt created. Don’t ask for the moral price

Healthcare costs in private hospitals are a problem of regulation, not so much of the business model. Businesses can't sustain without profits.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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